Linspire Joins Interop Vendor Alliance Program Membership marks the latest in a series of commitments to build

interoperability with industry leaders

    SAN DIEGO, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Linspire, Inc., developer of the
 Linspire commercial and Freespire community desktop Linux operating
 systems, today announced its membership in the Interop Vendor Alliance with
 Microsoft, Novell, Red Hat and other industry leaders. The Interop Vendor
 Alliance community of software and hardware vendors was established to
 connect people, data and diverse systems through better interoperability.
     "Linspire has always been about choice and this alliance fits into that
 key philosophy," said Kevin Carmony CEO, Linspire, Inc. "By broadening our
 relationships through participation in the Interop Vendor Alliance, we're
 able to make our products interoperate better with a wider variety of
 software and hardware, which benefits our customers."
     The alliance membership marks the latest in a series of commitments by
 Linspire in building relationships with industry leaders in order to offer
 better interoperable products. Last month Linspire announced a broad
 agreement with Microsoft that will facilitate better interoperability
 between Windows and Linux. The agreement promotes customer choice and
 strengthens the bridge between the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and Linux
 operating systems. "We are pleased to have Linspire as a member of the
 Interop Vendor Alliance," said Sam Rosenbalm, business development manager,
 Microsoft. "Every day, enterprises across the globe face the challenges of
 making a wide variety of software from many different vendors work
 together. Bringing together vendors like Linspire helps create and deliver
 real-world solutions that will improve the flow of information and
 contribute to an overall healthier IT ecosystem."
     About the Interop Vendor Alliance
     The Interop Vendor Alliance is designed to better connect people, data,
 and diverse systems through enhanced interoperability with Microsoft
 technology. The organization serves as a collaborative forum for developing
 and sharing common technology models, facilitates scenario-based testing of
 multivendor solutions, and works to communicate additional best practices
 to users. Additional information about the Interop Vendor Alliance can be
 found at
     About Linspire
     Linspire, Inc. ( was founded in 2001 to bring
 choice into the operating system market. The company's flagship product,
 the Linspire operating system, is an affordable, easy-to-use Linux-based
 operating system distributed primarily pre-installed on PCs for home,
 school, and business users. Freespire ( is a
 community-involved, Linux-based operating system that combines the best
 that free, open source software has to offer (community driven, freely
 distributed, open source code, etc.), but also provides users the choice of
 including proprietary codecs, drivers and applications as they see fit.
 Linspire also pioneered CNR Technology, which provides free access to all
 Linux software through, allowing one-click installation from over
 20,000 software programs, packages and libraries. Free to use, both free &
 commercial software is available at (
      For more information please contact:
      Linspire, Inc.
      858-587-6700 ext 183

SOURCE Linspire, Inc.

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